Video game adaptations have a rocky history in film. For every good-to-ok one, like Mortal Kombat (1994), Sonic The Hedgehog (2020) or Werewolves Within (2021), there are scores of films that don’t do justice to their digital counterparts. The K:D ratio* just isn’t great for these movies, partly […]
The Gutter’s own Beth Watkins joins Pitu Sultan to discuss Anvita Dutt’s new film Qala (India, 2022). “We LOVED Anvita Dutt’s new film Qala on Netflix…until we didn’t, though we have different reasons for that. Yes: having a point of view, evocative design, complicated mother-daughter relationships, Tripti Dimri […]
The Gutter’s own Beth Watkins and Pitu Sultan discuss Indian monster movies on Filmi Ladies! “Pitu watched Bhediya in the cinema, then ran straight home to do this episode! To recap: SHE LOVES IT! We discuss the Ramsay Brothers oeuvre and other Indian monster-y films (namely Junoon) and […]
Marya E. Gates interviews Tilda Swinton and Joanna Hogg. “Filmmaker Joanna Hogg mesmerized critics and audiences alike with her duo of semi-autobiographical films 2019’s The Souvenir and 2021’s The Souvenir Part II. In filming these raw coming-of-auteur dramas, Hogg reunited with Tilda Swinton, her childhood friend and the […]
Did you know that mangaka Kazuo Umezu created a feature to promote the release of William Friedkin’s The Exorcist (1972) in Japan? He did–and you can see it here! (Thanks, Sayantan!) You can also read a piece on Kazuo Umezu by the Gutter’s own Carol here.
The Charismatic Voice’s Elizabeth Zharoff listens to the Danish National Orchestra’s performance of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly‘s main theme and “The Ecstasy of Gold.” You can watch and listen here. And watch and listen to the uninterrupted performance here.